Don - Mid Century Armchair - 1950's
This re-vamp has been one of my favourites chair styles for quite a while.
DON Furniture was a must have item in any aspiring middle-class Kiwi home during the 1960s and 70s. Upholstered using Warwicks Audrey Navy
One of the largest furniture brands in New Zealand during the mid 20th century was DON furniture. When New Zealand clamped down on imports in the 1950s with a host of regulations, it presented an opportunity for local production of International designs. DON Furniture was a manufacturer that succeeded in the wake of this development.
During the 1960s, local tastes veered toward the clean lines of the Scandinavian style. DON Furniture catered to this market, with designs for New Zealanders inspired by leading international pieces. It offered quality construction, often crafted from radiant Sapele Mahogany timber, and a range of contemporary fabrics tailored to the New Zealand audience.
Check out this classic 1960s Don TV commercial to see the brand in action.
The wood has also been restored by a retired furniture maker.
Mahogany is one of the most outstanding materials for the manufacturing of fine furniture. Mahogany wood is valued because it is durable and can be carved with intricate details. It has a deep, rich color, attractive grain, stains beautifully, and glues solidly onto manufactured products. Mahogany was first imported to Europe in 1724, and it soon became famous because of the gracefully ornate furniture that Chippendale, an English cabinet maker, began to make from the wood.
Read more: Mahogany - Uses Of Mahogany - Wood, Furniture, Solid, and Product - JRank Articles https://science.jrank.org/pages/4091/Mahogany-Uses-mahogany.html#ixzz7Z4qftE4E
Fantastically comfortable, perfect for every lounge.
This is a one of design.
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